The two things I love most about my bridal pictures is stark contrast in the two locations they were shot and the fact the story of the second location will be told at parties for years to come!
I had previously shot some portraits the abandoned parking garage across the street from our reception venue (the location of the first set of pictures) and was completely and was completely and utterly obsessed with the texture and light. I mean look at the texture! Can you blame me? Taking my own bridal pictures here was
a given A REQUIREMENT.
The last few times I had taken people to my secret spot it had been becoming increasingly hard to access-- the addition of a chain link gate, a pad lock on the gate, etc. So when Angela, my photographer, and I showed up it was as locked up as I had ever seen it. I mean sure it didn't scream safety first, but determined bride brain will make you do crazy things. We searched for, found and then broke into a side entrance (aka:a door that was unlocked) to access the mecca of light and texture that was waiting on the other side. At some point during my hike up the stairs with my dress pulled up past my spanks I realized that I had boarded the crazy train, but I had committed to this experience by that point so we went with it!
Was it Dangerous? For SURE. Was it worth it? See above!
All photos courtesy of the beautiful, wonderful, talented and potential cell mate Unveiled Radiance